Larkspur Lark"spur, n. (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants ({Delphinium}), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of the gardens is {Delphinium Consolida}. The flower of the bee larkspur ({Delphinium elatum}) has two petals bearded with yellow hairs, and looks not unlike a bee. [1913 Webster]

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